Making life easier for field workers

By Daniel Slater, Sales Director, emapsite, OS Partner

Zeno 20

Zeno 20

One of the typical bugbears that field data collectors face every day is ensuring they can capture the essential information they need in the most cost-effective way.

Time on site can rapidly mount up when you can’t find fast, accurate answers to your queries straight off.

If you work for, say, a housing association, utility company or other organisation with large property holdings, the practicalities of data collection can prove costly.

It was with this common concern in mind that we came together with our friends at Leica Geosystems on a journey to help.

As you may know, Leica Geosystems make really powerful field control devices that are used all over the world. A prime example is the Zeno 20 handheld GNSS data collector. It’s a rugged, high-accuracy field device that everyone can use.  It runs on an Android operating system and it’s designed to help users collect and manage GIS and asset data. Read More


Using OS data and expertise to fuel the map of the future

Guest blog by OS Partner Hexagon Geospatial

Maps represent a truly amazing leap forward in how human beings understood the world around them. The first map marked a watershed moment when we moved from indistinct, in-the-moment thinking about things as being “over there” to quantifying and visualising geographic relationships through a completely new lens, to giving spatial information a graphic form.

Hexagon Smart M.App

Hexagon Smart M.App

This form-giving is where human beings truly differentiate themselves. Our senses capture the elements of our environment and we must provide clarity, structure, and ultimately form in order that we may accurately convey that information to others. We are so skilled at identifying patterns that we have invented different ways of looking at data to make those patterns more obvious. Pie charts, bar graphs, histograms—all of these convey meaning through different visualisation principles. Read More